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Leucophoenicite & Gageite

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Leucophoenicite & Gageite

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm
Description

A very nice combination piece with red botryoidal balls of leucophoenicite and greyish fibrous gageite on lustrous pink rhodochrosite crystals.
A very good example of both species.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Leucophoenicite

Formula: 
Mn2+7(SiO4)3(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.60
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Gageite

Formula: 
Mn21(Si4O12)2O3(OH)20
Strunz: 
9.DH.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Cartils Minerals

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